Blog articles about loss prevention, safety, and video surveillance

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Living On The Edge

If you’ve been looking at video surveillance options recently, you’ve probably seen references to the "Edge." New technology can also often mean new questions:  What is the Edge? Can I fall off?  You mean the guitarist for U2? Not only are Edge Solutions not dangerous, they might just be perfect for your next video surveillance project.  Read on for a brief overview of this exciting technology.

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“Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?”

Another missing deposit,  the tip jar disappeared, counterfeit bills in the drawer, a car accident in the parking lot.  If you work in the restaurant and retail industries you know these crimes are all too frequent occurrences, and always “filmed on location.” When they do occur, you will want your CCTV system to assist the police in determining what happened and who is responsible. But how do you get video to them?  Here are a few tips on how to provide video from your i2i Surveillance System to members of law enforcement.

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Fun with Numbers

How times have changed. See how the advancements in technology help iTech Digital systems stack up against computers of the past.

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Calling the Shots- Who Doesn’t Want to Direct?

A surveillance system is only as good as the camera shots you achieve. If your dream isn’t to work in Hollywood, you may need a hand. Your iTech Digital Account Representative can assist you in choosing the proper camera placement and angles to maximize your camera system’s ROI.

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green. Or Is It?

Maybe Kermit the Frog was wrong. 2013 is shaping up to be iTech Digital’s greenest year yet. We have always followed the old standards: turning off lights when you are not in the room, using reusable cups and bottles,  setting computers to hibernate etc. But this year, by focusing on a few key areas, iTech Digital staff has found great ways to reduce environmental impact.

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Camera Components

Camera and Image Capture

Cameras are the devices that actually capture the image and transmit it to the DVR/NVR.  Light from a source like a light bulb or the Sun passes through a lens onto a sensor and then is transmitted back to the DVR or NVR.

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IP v. Analog

What are the main differences between Analog and IP? When choosing a surveillance platform, there are a few significant factors to consider.

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iTech Digital's Top Tips

1. Watch live video
Actively use the system, don’t let it just sit there. Place key cameras on your screen and use them constantly for operational benefits. Periodically check parking lot cameras. Discourage loitering and check before exiting back doors at night. If something seems suspicious call the police and make a video clip or snapshot.

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Surveillance: Fighting Theft… and Terrorism

In light of the recent attack in Boston, video surveillance has risen to the forefront of national attention. Video footage obtained from local retailers enabled the FBI to identify, publicize, and swiftly apprehend the attackers.

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Wilding Out

“Organized Crime” isn’t just for mobsters anymore. Prearranged pranks and assaults are an increasing threat to both the restaurant and retail industries. Often referred to as “Flash Mobs” (not the dancing kind) or “Wilding,” this type of disturbance predominately consists of groups of unsupervised teenagers that surprise attack individuals or businesses. 

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